Monthly Archives: September 2015

Save $32 on Amazon Prime

I don’t know how I just caught wind of this when the Emmy’s were on Sunday…BUT, fear not, we have time to capitalize on this!

To celebrate Transparent (Amazon original series) winning 5 Emmy Awards, Amazon is offering an incredible deal on Friday, September 25th ONLY. New Amazon Prime members will only have to spend $67 for their first year  using Prime. Normally, this costs $99, so this is a $32 discount.

I’ve preached the perks to Prime to you all before:

  • Free 2-day Shipping
  • Unlimited Deliveries
  • Access to Prime Instant Video
  • Tons of Kindle Perks

Check out THIS PAGE on Friday to sign up for your discounted Prime. Don’t forget, you can always cancel if you don’t think this is worth $99/year next September, but I don’t think you will 🙂

FREE Foundation Sample from Lancome!

Thursday morning FREE makeup sample coming in hot!

Lancome is offering a free sample of their Endless Perfection Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hours Foundation – quite the mouthful. Let me tell you a little bit about it – you can refer to product specs on Lancome’s website for further details:

  • Retails for $46.50
  • 24-hour wear for divine, lasting perfection
  • With its new EternalSoft technology, Teint Idole Ultra 24H defeats all challenges. Complexion stays perfectly flawless and unified. Never cakey.
  • Not powdery – a perfectly smooth, velvety matte
  • The result? The full coverage you need – flaws, pores, redness, and all imperfections visibly disappear.
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, transfer-free

Click here to fill out a quick form, and Lancome will send you a free sample. You’ll get to select the shade of your choice (light, medium, or dark) so that you get a great feel as to whether or not this is a good cosmetic product for your face. Ships within a week!

Yankee Candle: Buy 2, Get 2

I don’t know about you, but the second the temperatures start to cool down, I love feeling cozy in my home. More than that, I love lighting candles that reflect the season. That Christmas tree smell over the holidays? To die for!

Maybe you aren’t aware (I wasn’t) but Yankee Candle has some really awesome FALL scents as well. Being that this is my favorite season, official today, I NEED to try these.

Here’s the new fall scents:

  • Autumn In The Park
  • Brandy Pear Tart
  • Cranberry Twist
  • Sugar and Spice

Coincidence that there are 4 scents? I think not. Yankee Candle is running a deal through September 27th, where if you buy two candles, you get two free! You can print this coupon and use this deal in-store, or you can shop online and use the promo code: 4FALL.

Let us know what you think! I can’t wait!

Freezer Meals: Week 9

Happy Wednesday & Happy Freezer Meal Day!

I’ve heard a lot about freezer meals that Pinterest’ers refer to as ‘dumps’. A ‘dump’ is when you pre-prepare a meal, freeze it, and simply dump it in a slow cooker to complete. They’re simple, convenient, and silly-easy.

I thought that today, I’d bring you in on the ‘dump’ theme with 3 recipes that follow this protocol.

First up…

Terriyaki Dump Chicken

Terriyaki Dump Chicken

Terriyaki Dump Chicken [http://acultivatednest.com/2009/02/im-just-dump-cook/]

Dump the following ingredients in a gallon size freezer bag and squeeze out as much air as you can and seal: 1 clove crushed garlic, minced ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Freeze. To cook, defrost overnight (or you could always go from frozen and just increase your cooking time). Take your bag and dump into a greased baking dish. Cook at 350 in a preheated oven until done. Usually this will take 25-35 minutes. If you want to cook in a crockpot, cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours until chicken is no longer pink.

That’s all – enjoy!

Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew [http://www.mommysavers.com/crock-pot-freezer-meals-hearty-beef-stew/]

MommySavers provides us with such a great recipe here – an all-time comfort food. And it’s easy! Simply add the following ingredients, raw, into 2 bags: cubed stew meat, 1 small-medium white onion, 2-3 stalks of celery, 30 baby carrots, 1 cup frozen peas, 8 baby red potatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes. You’ll then need to prepare and mix a sauce: tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, garlic and herb seasoning, pepper, and beef bullion. Pour sauce divided into each of the two bags, zip up, and freeze. When you’re ready to cook, thaw in the fridge overnight, pour into crock pot, and cook on low 6-8 hours or high-3-4 hours. Then you’re ready to serve!

Stickin’ Chicken

Stickin Chicken

Stickin Chicken [http://midwestmodernmomma.com/dump-chicken-recipes/]

Not only does this recipe have a fun name, but it’s just insanely easy! All you need for stickin’ chicken are boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1/4 cup of peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt&pepper. Add all to a bag, zip up, and freeze. When you’re ready to cook, preheat your oven to 350 and bake for 35-40 minutes. If you want to crockpot, cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. Easy, easy! Enjoy.

$30 Merchandise Credit to BobbiBrown.com

Happy Monday!

Kicking things off this week with an awesome deal via Gilt City. Vouchers for $30 in savings towards a purchase of $80 or more at BobbiBrown.com are available here.

Gilt highlights some of the best perks and exciting news from BobbiBrown:

  • Whether you’re a makeup minimalist or love a bold look, Bobbi Brown has options that are instantly flattering, easy to apply and supremely wearable. Brown herself explains, “makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident.”
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Although $80 is pretty steep for makeup to spend to use this voucher, if you’re looking for gifts or splurging on something special for yourself, getting $30 extra, for free, is an awesome awesome deal.

Check it out!

FREE Sample of Mosquito Repellent

Not quite ‘fall’ yet – at least not here! Temperatures are still in the 80’s! To me, this means the mosquitoes are still out to play, which makes this sample perfect.

Odomos Mosquito Repellent offers the most effective defense against mosquitoes for as long as 12 hours. It’s safe for kids and clinically tested and certified.

Get your free sample here by simply filling out a form!

Freezer Meals: Week 8

Can’t even believe it’s already Wednesday! Also can’t believe it’s the 8th week of Freezer Meals here at LCFR! Time really flies.

I’ve found some great recipes this week. The theme this week? Healthy chicken! These are all freezer meals that satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, as well as meals that are essentially guilt-free. Enjoy!

Oven Baked Chicken Strips

Freezer Ready Chicken Strips

Freezer Ready Chicken Strips [http://happymoneysaver.com/oven-baked-chicken-strips/]

HappyMoneySaver promises a crunchy chicken strip with their tried and true recipe. The secret? Italian style panko bread crumbs.

They’re crazy easy – grab 3 bowls and add flour, salt, and pepper to the first, eggs to the second, and Italian-style bread crumbs to the third. Slice up a chicken breast into strips and dip first into the flour mixture, then the egg wash, and then the bread crumbs.

After the chicken is coated in the panko bread crumbs, place the chicken on a parchment covered baking sheet, and place in freezer for 2-3 hours or until frozen solid. Then, transport them into a freezer safe Ziploc bag and freeze for future use.

To bake, simply place the frozen chicken strips on greased or parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees or for 30 minutes until cooked through. Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice. Our family loves honey mustard!

Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Chicken Wrapped Asparagus [http://freezerfriendly.blogspot.com/2013/11/chicken-wrapped-asparagus.html?m=1]

Freezer Friendly blog promises an insanely easy and delicious experience with this recipe. If the promise isn’t enough, you could always refer to the fact that this recipe only requires 4 ingredients! All you need are chicken breasts, 1 head of garlic, 2 bunches of asparagus, salt & pepper.

First, you take the chicken breasts and filet them. Place inside a plastic bag and pound them thin with a mallet (or anything you have handy!). Stick 5-6 sprigs of asparagus into the middle with chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. Tie it up with some kitchen twine. Wrap each individually in foil and freeze!

When you are ready to cook them, unwrap and cook in oven on 350 for 35-45 minutes until golden.

Pretty simple, don’t you think? Can’t wait to try this one!

Easy Greek Chicken

Easy Greek Chicken

Easy Greek Chicken [http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2015/04/22/easy-greek-chicken/]

LivingWellSpendingLess gives us yet another crazy easy chicken recipe that’s immensely freezer friendly. Here’s what you need: lemons, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cracked red pepper, fresh rosemary, boneless chicken breast. Whisk together all the ingredients and divide into freezer bags. Marinate the chicken in bag for 30 minutes or longer (if you want to go straight to cooking), or, if freezing, simply press air out from the bag and toss in the freezer.

When you’re ready to cook, thaw if frozen and grill 7-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade. Alternatively, you can pour the contents into a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. And wait – another option! Place in casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

We like this served over rice with a side salad. Perfect meal!

There you have it for this weeks freezer recipes! Let us know how you like them!

FREE Items at Long John Silver’s!

Remember last week when I mentioned that you can get free Krispy Kreme donuts on #NationalTalkLikeAPirateDay?

Great news: other places are hopping on board too! Do a tour of your local chains, and you’ll be stuffed to the brim!

At Long John Silver’s you can grab a free snack or a meal for talking or dressing like a pirate!

If you talk like a pirate: Receive a FREE fish or chicken tender!

If you dress like a pirate: Receive a FREE 2-piece fish or chicken tender basket!

Don’t forget to tag your photos #LJSPIRATEDAY to be featured on their site and win prizes!

Check out any further details here and start counting down to 9/19! Arrrrghhhh!